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The oriental geography of Ebn Haukal, an Arabian traveller of the tenth century (1800)



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Author: Iṣṭakhrī, Ibrāhīm ibn Muḥammad, d. 957 or 8; Muḥammad ibn Ḥauḳal, 10th century; Balkhī, Aḥmad ibn Sahl, 849 or 50-934; Ouseley, William, Sir, 1767-1842
Publisher: London, Printed by Wilson for T. Cadell, and W. Davies
Year: 1800
Possible copyright status: NOT_IN_COPYRIGHT
Language: English; Persian
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Book from the collections of: University of Michigan
Collection: americana

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English title preceded by title in Persian

From a Persian version of the "Masālik al-mamālik." cf. Pref., p. iii

Ascribed by Ouseley in his translation to Muḥammad ibn Ḥauḳal and by Sprenger in the catalogue of his manuscripts (no. 1) to Aḥmad ibn Sahl (Abü Zaid) al-Balkhī. In 921 al-Balkhī wrote a geographical work in which the maps were the important part. Ca. 951, al-Iṣṭakhrī wrote a revision of al-Balkhī's work, commonly known as the "Kitāb al-aḳāiīm," in which he extended the description of places. A second revision of al-Balkhī's work was made ca. 977 by Ibn Ḥauḳal. cf. M. J. de Goeje, Die Istakhrī-Balkhī frage (in Zeitschrift der Deutschen morgenländischen geselischaft, 25. bd., 1871, p. 42-58) and C. Brockelmann, Geschichte der arabischen litteratur, 1898, bd. 1, p. 229


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